Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday mentioned rank can’t decide the supply for vitamin within the armed forces and referred to as for a reconsideration of the associated guidelines.
Participating in a gathering of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, which was convened to debate the topic of “Provision and monitoring of quality of ration and livery items to the defence forces, especially in border areas”, he mentioned offering much less vitamin to the jawans is “unfair and discriminatory” and must be reconsidered.
Mr Gandhi pitched for the jawans, saying they need to get extra vitamin as they’re standing on the borders and defending the nation.
The former Congress chief is learnt to have advised the committee that the dietary worth for the jawans must be equal to that of the officers.
There might be no differentiation in offering vitamin primarily based on ranks, he advised the panel, including that ranks generally is a figuring out issue for fixing the pay, however not dietary worth, sources mentioned.
Mr Gandhi was advised by officers that the officers within the armed forces get totally different meals gadgets than these served to the jawans.
The defence ministry officers clarified that there isn’t any distinction within the high quality and amount of the gadgets served, besides that the officers are served totally different gadgets than these served to the jawans.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence is chaired by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief and former Union minister Jual Oram. The members who attended the assembly on Friday included Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar.